Check It Out! National Library Week April 3-9

Check It Out! National Library Week April 3-9

Way back in the late 1950s, librarians and book sellers across the country began to ring the alarm on a dramatic decrease in library usage and book purchases—at the same time America’s use of a new technology called television was rising. Worried that America’s...
Great World Religions: Understanding Islam

Great World Religions: Understanding Islam

This week’s session of Barbee Library’s Max and Sarah Williams Life Long Learners covered lectures five and six in the Great World Religions course, covering “The Muslim Community – Faith and Politics” and “Paths to God – Islamic Law and Mysticism.” One might...
A World Poetry Day Ode to FOLSOI

A World Poetry Day Ode to FOLSOI

Monday, March 21 is World Poetry Day, a day the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) set aside in 1999 to recognize the many wonderful forms of poetry that entertain, challenge and inspire us. In honor of this auspicious occasion,...
What’s Your Sign… of Spring?

What’s Your Sign… of Spring?

When does spring begin? Lately, we’ve been told that “meteorological spring” begins on March 1. For gardeners, it might be the day that flowering plants emerge from the ground, and lawns show the first sign of green. For college students, it might be the first cold...